Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

These lemon garlic sprouts will change your opinion of the humble yet often hated veggie. When cooked correctly they are absolutely delicious, healthy and the perfect side.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brussels sprouts sides, brussels sprouts with lemon and garlic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 -3 servings
Calories 244 kcal
Author Hannah Healy


  • 2 cups (roughly) brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp ghee (or olive oil for AIP)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • balsamic glaze to drizzle* see notes


  1. Prepare the balsamic glaze and set aside to cool.
  2. Wash brussels sprouts and chop off stem end of each one. Then cut each brussels sprout in half lengthwise. Put the brussels sprouts in a skillet and pour a small amount of water in, just enough to come halfway up the brussels sprouts. You don't want to completely cover the brussels sprouts in water.
  3. Do not use a cast iron skillet (you never want to boil water in cast iron). Turn the heat on medium high and cover skillet (if you don't have a cover for your skillet, you can cover it with another large skillet). Let simmer until the brussels sprouts are tender, but not too soft or mushy.

  4. After 5-10 minutes of simmering pierce a brussels sprout with a fork to see if it is tender. If you can pierce the brussels sprout it is done. Strain the water out using a colander.
  5. Finely chop the garlic, then put the ghee into the skillet on medium-high heat. Once the ghee is hot, put the brussels sprouts in the pan and sprinkle with garlic. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. 
  6. Let cook for a couple minutes on one side to brown then stir and mix the sprouts to evenly heat. Once the brussels sprouts have browned for a few minutes, they are done.
  7. Put the brussels sprouts on a plate, then drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Then, zest with some organic lemon (Zest really ads great flavor to a lot of dishes). Add a little more salt and pepper if desired and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Click here for how to make the balsamic glaze

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 950mg27%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1785IU36%
Vitamin C 204.8mg248%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 3.4mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.